The Art of Darkness

If You Have a Leftover Card or Two…

December 22nd, 2008 by Cobwebs

…you might want to send one to Hannah Garman. It’s good for the karma.

(Unlike the occasional “send a dying child a card” hoaxes you see floating around, Snopes verifies this one as genuine.)

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Creepy Christmas

December 22nd, 2008 by Cobwebs

Santa ClawsI’m a bit late to the party on this one, but I just found it yesterday.* Fortunately, it’ll be fun to play catch-up.

Creepy Christmas is a site featuring short films by indie fright directors like Larry Fessenden, Voltaire, Sara Driver, and David Goldin. They’re all inspired by a huge holiday diorama built by Beck Underwood, and allow you to “peer into the secret, unsettling world hidden behind the doors and windows of traditional Christmas dioramas.” It’s kind of like a big advent calendar only instead of candy you get blood.

A new film is premiering every day from December 1st to the 25th; you can go to the calendar page to view past entries. (I’d link directly to it, but the navigation is all Flash. Boo, hiss.) They’ve also got a shop featuring ornaments decorated with creepy dolls, and you can purchase all of the films on DVD.

If you’re looking for an antidote to warm-and-fuzzy holiday feelings, this oughta do it.

*I hate stumbling upon seasonal countdown features when they’re nearly over. I didn’t find Gothtober until October 30. Yeesh.

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